Stories of Excellence

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Each year, the Marriott Awards of Excellence recognizes the “best of the best” at Marriott International. Established in 1987 and named after our founder, the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence honors the company’s finest associates who represent the characteristics of the award: achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance.

Additionally, four group awards acknowledge outstanding corporate citizenship, diversity and inclusion efforts, excellence in demonstrating the company’s core values, and creating a TakeCare culture of health and well-being.

All of these stories exemplify the core values of Marriott International.

Awards logo with list of the five awards
Arlissa Jackson

Arlissa Jackson

Fitness Center Attendant
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan

DeeAnn Hobbs

DeeAnn Hobbs

Executive Chef
Renaissance World Golf Village Resort
St. Augustine, Florida

Diwan Hermawan

Diwan Hermawan

Director of Human Resources
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hilda Mejia-Torres

Hilda Mejia-Torres

Banquet Server
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

Hugo Fernando Santacruz

Hugo Fernando Santacruz

Waiter
JW Marriott Quito
Quito, Ecuador

Joni Joniastra

Joni Joniastra

Chief Engineer
Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort
Bali, Indonesia

Meredith Opten

Meredith Opten

Executive Assistant
Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mohamed Ismail

Mohamed Ismail

Senior Butler
Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
Cairo, Egypt

Rada Kukrika

Rada Kukrika

Bistro Attendant
Courtyard Orlando Altamonte Springs/Maitland
Orlando, Florida

Sara Terkelsen

Sara Terkelsen

Corporate Office of Consumer Affairs Senior Liaison
Omaha Customer Engagement Center
Omaha, Nebraska

JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa

Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Phuket, Thailand

UK South Business Council

Stephen Garff Marriott Award of Excellence for Culture

UK South Business Council
United Kingdom

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Debbie Marriott Harrison TakeCare Award of Excellence

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Westin Calgary

J. Willard Marriott, Jr. Diversity Excellence Award

The Westin Calgary
Calgary, Canada

Past Honorees

2019 Honorees with Mr. Marriott on stage with confetti

2019

Marriott Awards of Excellence recognizes the "best of the best" at Marriott International for year 2019